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The Christmas pudding from the Boer War

Presentation of the Nellie to a film maker of the Face to Face Project

Nelson's chair before restorationBand of HM Royal Marines play at the launch of the National Museum of the Royal Navy 18th September 2009

Fisrt Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope officially launches the National Museum of the Royal Navy September 18th 2009

Chairman of Trustees Admiral Sir Peter Abbott gives speech

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Temporary Gallery closures in May

Please note that the following Museum gallery closures will be in effect during May 2014:

The Museum will be partially closed all day on 7th May. This will affect the museum shop, Nelson and Sailing Navy galleries. Other galleries will be open.

Celebrating 100 years of Untold Stories with the opening of new £11.5M Visitor Attractions


From the gun that fired the first British shot of WWI and the only surviving British WWII era submarine to modern day conflict in Afghanistan
Three major new attractions at The National Museum of the Royal Navy will open for the first time on Thursday, 3 April:

HMS ‘Hear My Story’ – opening of the new £4.5M permanent galleries, with a dedicated exhibition, recounting the remarkable experiences of over 1,000 men and women in the Royal Navy over 100 years

‘Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914’ – the Museum’s new major temporary exhibition devoted to the outbreak of the WWI, charting Britain’s naval history from its triumph in the Anglo-German naval arms race – one of the several intertwined causes of the outbreak of the WWI, illustrating how the Royal Navy was instrumental in the building of the Grand Fleet, to looking at influential personalities such as Sir John Fisher (First Sea Lord and considered one of the most important figures in British Naval history)

HMS Alliance – the only surviving British WWII era submarine re-opens following a £7M conservation and restoration project. The public will be able to go on board and meet a submariner to discover what life was like to live and work under the waves. The Alliance experience will also include a film narrated by British Hollywood star Ian McShane

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